Bamboo Building in Practise

2019 Dates: 18 – 23 June, 14 – 19 October

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This 6 day workshop is mostly based on practise and focuses on bamboo construction techniques. We will build together a small building with a bamboo structure and earth walls.
During this workshop, you will learn and practise several topics:

• Introduction to bamboo: the material and its properties
• Cutting bamboo with a machete
• Cutting, drilling bamboo (hand saw, electric drill)
• Joining techniques
• Bamboo treatment against fungi and insects
• Preparing earth mix
• Earth walls and earth plastering

Note that a 5 day workshop ‘Earth Building in Practise’ will be held from 10 to 14 June (9,000 baht). If you wish to join it and join the ‘Bamboo Building in Practise’ workshop, we offer you a discount (15,500 13,000 baht/person, approximately 360 Euros, 420 USD).

General information

The course will be held at our centre, 25 kms south of Chiang Rai, and will have a maximum of 6 participants. Trainer: Alain Madec, founder of ‘BaanDin Doi’.

Course schedule: 8.30 to 18.00 with several breaks; Lunch break: 12.00 to 14.00

We can pick up participants the day before the workshop begins at Chiang Rai airport or at the bus station and will give you more details by email. To know how to get to Chiang Rai, click here.

Living situation

We will provide simple accommodation in a dormitory or – if you prefer to have some privacy – in a tent. A mattress, blanket, pillow and a mosquito net will be provided. There is also a ‘relaxing area’ in the shade with hammocks and an area to play volley-ball or badminton !!

Wifi and 220 V electricity are available.

All meals will be vegetarian food with some meat and fish options. We will try to use the most organic vegetables, fruits and products available.

We ask all participants to refrain from any illegal drug use or excessive drinking in our centre.


6,500 baht/person (approximately 180 euros, 210 USD). This fee includes instruction, accommodation, all meals during the course, pick-up and drop-off at the Chiang Rai airport or bus terminals.

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